Brentford manager Thomas Frank acknowledged “football can also merely moreover be brutal” after the Bees slipped to a dramatic 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday, adding he “would composed hold been devastated” with a 1-1 contrivance at Passe Trafford.
Mathias Jensen’s first-half honest had put aside Frank’s team heading in the right direction for a first away bag over the Red Devils since 1937, but Scott McTominay’s stoppage-time double earned the hosts all three capabilities in outstanding circumstances.
The bag eases about a of the stress on Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, whose aspect hold been minutes away from losing three consecutive house league video games for the first time since 1979.
“I am overjoyed for Erik, but after all now not overjoyed for myself,” Frank acknowledged. “Whereas you are on this waste, it is brutal.
“The first half used to be shut to ideal. We pressed excessive, we hold been aggressive. We hold been superb on the counter and gave nothing away. Within the second half we [were under] a chunk bit more stress.
“Especially the contrivance [the defeat] happens. Within the occasion that they obtain within the eightieth and 87th [minute] it can composed be disappointing. [With a draw], no decrease than we fetch something for our labor.”
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Chasing only their second league bag of the campaign, Brentford started effectively at Passe Trafford and took a deserved lead when Jensen instructed a low shot beyond goalkeeper Andre Onana after Casemiro had surrendered possession in midfield.
The Bees had regarded more adore adding to their profit till McTominay’s 93rd-minute equaliser, with Neal Maupay and Christian Norgaard every denied by Onana within the second half.
Frank’s team hold dropped more capabilities from winning positions than every other aspect within the division this season, having led in all but two of their high-flight fixtures to this level.
This most modern loss leaves them 14th within the desk, level on capabilities with Everton and Wolves, who will climb above Brentford within the occasion that they steer obvious of defeat at house to Aston Villa on Sunday.
“I do know after we look relieve, I will be 100% obvious,” Frank continued. “Clearly we look into why we’re now not bright into the winning waste. It’s margins, the fall of a ball on occasion.
“We have performed eight Premier League video games, seven of them superb or very superb. All of us know the a technique out is to put producing the performances and indulge in a neat sheet, or only concede one after which obtain two ourselves.
“We cannot lose the game, nonetheless it happens.”
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